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Finance Business Partner




£65,000 to £71,160



Finance Business Partner: £65,000 - £71,000 + benefits | Birmingham

For a nationwide company working on one of the biggest infrastructure projects in Europe, we're recruiting Project and Finance Business Partners in Birmingham - across Stations and Systems, Main Works, and Central Costs. These roles will provide assurance and challenge to the Area Delivery Managers in terms of their project plan, value for money and corporate governance or support a corporate cost area in terms of financial management and budget performance.

Main Duties:

  • Lead business planning and forecast processes, providing assurance to Directors that data around cost management is robust
  • Liaise with Construction Supply Chain Finance, Project Managers, Commercial Managers, Planning and Cost Managers and Project Engineers
  • Oversee month-end financial accounts close and prepare accounts and plan for year-end audit. Review and assure Programme Board Packs
  • Review and challenge forecasts and monitor against Spending Review
  • Work with Contractor's Finance leads and Commercial team internally to improve costs and cash flow data.
  • Provide Workforce Actual costs and forecast information to inform programme cost estimates
  • Challenge budget holders to achieve workforce objectives and optimise resources
  • Develop capacity of accounting function to ensure robust resources meet statutory obligations and provide trusted centre of financial excellence to advise stakeholders
  • Develop, implement, and monitor financial policies, operational procedures, and performance measures to assure integrity of financial data and financial information which complies with IFRS
  • Build out and further develop the Finance Business Partnering service as well as managing a high-performing team

Person Specification:

  • CCAB qualified with experience in a complex Project environment, ideally from the construction or transport sector
  • Ability to interpret project information and determine IFRS treatment
  • Experience managing, coaching, and developing staff
  • Experience in business planning, forecasting, business partnering and corporate finance
  • Knowledge of Oracle accounting systems or other similar ERP systems
  • Experience in working with Corporate Directors, budget holders, Business Managers, and wider Finance teams
  • Ability to use Excel to analyse large and complex data sets and provide useful management information
  • Experience in providing financial information to inform project decisions and cost, schedule, and quality consequences


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